Eddie & Alice // The Villa del Sol d’Oro Wedding

The Villa del Sol d’Oro Wedding // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Sierra Madre wedding photographers


Our wedding day went exactly how we had hoped! Everything from the decor to the weather turned out wonderful. We both were so nervous leading up to our wedding day. A big part of the nervousness was due to the fact that we understood what this moment meant. It was the culmination of all the planning we had done over the last year and a half. But as our wedding day proceeded, the nervousness quickly turned into joy. It was an indescribable feeling to be able to share that day with all of our family and friends. It was definitely a beautiful celebration of our love that is over 10 years in the making.
For the decor, we got inspirations from many different weddings that we saw on Pinterest. Knowing that our ceremony and reception was held outdoors, we wanted colors for the decor to reflect the Spring season. We went with a lot of light/soft colors.
Photography was crucial for our wedding. Throughout the day, we were on a roller coaster of emotions from anxiousness to extreme joy. Photography helps us capture and document these wonderful moments so that we can always hold onto that one perfect day.
We decided to go with Sun & Sparrow after looking through their website and having a conversation with them. The images on their website were amazing and really showed off their quality of work. And after talking with them, we got a sense of their passion and excitement which sealed the deal for us! After selecting Sun & Sparrow, their professionalism and ease to work with reinforced our minds that we selected the perfect photographers for our wedding.
My advice to brides would be to make sure you are comfortable with and trust your vendors as they play huge roles in the success of a wedding. Relax and be open to their recommendations!
Our favorite moment of the wedding day: Eddie: My favorite moment was definitely the first look. For months, I had been telling everyone that I was not going to cry. However, the very moment I turned around and saw Alice in her dress, I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing… She looked stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous… and any other synonyms that fits here. Alice: My favorite moment was the duration of ceremony and vows.  This was the first time a Type A person like myself felt intense excitement of anxiousness that was quickly followed by a feeling an immediate calmness as he took my hand.  As he spoke his vows to me, the happiness and feeling blessed brought me to tears. It was a surreal moment as if time stopped and it was just him and I.
Our favorite part of being married is the joy of knowing that our love will carry us into the old years of our lives and understanding that we are going to have an amazing journey getting there…
Wedding Venue: Villa del Sol d’Oro
Photography & Film : Sun & Sparrow
Day of Coordinator/ Decor & Party rentals: Lindbergh McPherson with Wilcox Manor
Wedding Gown: designer Hailey Paige from Blush Bridal
Wedding Heels : Kiara by Badly Mischka
Hair & Makeup : Kelly Zhang
Groom & Groomsmen suits: The Sew Standard
Wedding Florist: WenFloral Design Studio
DJ & Lighting: Invisible Touch Events
Dessert : ChunknChip